Samuel H. Braund
Samuel H. Braund first saw the light of day in St. Catharines, Ont., October 29, 1861, and he is a son of Henry B. and Martha (Hastings) Braund, the former of whom is a machinist and marine engineer. Mr. Braund has three brothers, Thomas, William and James, and two sisters, Sarah Jane and Clara. Samuel H. Braund began to learn the machinist's trade in his native place at the age of fourteen years. In 1880 he began steamboating on the tug William Hall, on the Detroit river; in 1881 he ran the steamyacht Louise, of St. Catharines, and in 1882 he was in the tug Gardner in the Chicago creek. During 1883 he worked as a machinist and in 1884 he ran the tug Jessie; in 1885 he was second engineer on the Sir L. Tilley, and during 1886-87-88 he held the position of chief engineer of the propeller Dominion. In the fall of 1888 he entered the machine shops of S. F. Hodge & Co., where he has since been engaged in the winters as a machinist and erector, with the exception of the winter of 1892, when he had charge of the carferry boat Ann Arbor. During the season of 1893 he ran the Charles A. Street and for the subsequent seasons he has had charge of the engines of the City of Berlin.
Mr. Braund was married, in Detroit, on February 4, 1895, to Miss Ella French, whose father is a stationary engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.